Originally published at: REGIONAL CRISIS: Neighboring Countries Hold EMERGENCY SUMMIT over Venezuela Meltdown | Sean Hannity
The nation of Ecuador is organizing an emergency summit of 13 Latin American countries to discuss a region-wide response to the escalating financial and humanitarian disaster taking place in Venezuela.
According to Yahoo News, Ecuador’s top diplomat confirmed the high-stakes meeting Wednesday; hoping to settle on a unified plan to cope with over two million Venezuelan refugees scattered across the region.
“More than two million people have fled economic collapse in Venezuela during a four-year recession, according to the United Nations, piling pressure on neighboring countries as well as others further afield,” writes Yahoo.
“Ecuador and Peru have announced tighter entry measures to control the influx of Venezuelans, leaving many stranded on those countries’ northern borders with Colombia,” adds the article.
Last week, Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a “revolutionary” plan to contain the escalating financial crisis; slashing five zeros from the currency and raising the minimum wage a stunning 3,000%.